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Fairchild Air Force Base (4 Waste Areas)

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Fairchild Air Force Base, located 12 miles west of Spokane, Washington, occupies approximately 4,300 acres of land. The base was established by the Army in 1942 as an aircraft repair depot, a role that remained a component of its mission until 1953. In 1947, the base was transferred to the Air Force’s Strategic Air Command with a primary mission of supporting heavy bomber and associated air refueling aircraft. In 1994, Fairchild’s bomber mission ended, and the base was realigned to create the largest air refueling wing in the Air Force.

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